Indian Premier League (IPL) will witness a mega auction next year. Like all other teams, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) would also be brainstorming about the team combination which they need to have ahead of the auction. Here, we list 5 players who RCB might retain before IPL 2022 mega auction.
There is no denying the fact that Kohli as a captain has failed to lead the team for IPL trophy victory. But no one ever can question his influence on the team as a batsman. He has been the backbone of the batting unit over the years. We cannot imagine RCB without Kohli seeing the brand image he brings to the side.
The team management without a doubt would retain this current generation superstar for IPL 2022 mega auction. In 191 innings, Virat has scored 6067 runs at an average of 37.98. He has also scored 5 centuries and 40 half-centuries.
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AB de VILLIERS
Like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers has been the backbone of the middle order for RCB. Often termed as Mr. 360, he has played knocks that have changed the course of the match single-handedly. Currently 37, we can easily say that De Villiers can play for at least 3 years in the IPL. No one can question his place in the playing X1 for RCB.
De Villiers has scored 5056 runs in 162 innings at an average of 40.77. His strike rate of 150+ speaks about the impact he brings while batting. RCB team management would retain AB ahead of IPL 2022 mega auctions.
Glenn Maxwell was purchased by Royal Challengers Bangalore in this year’s auction. He has been in excellent form in IPL 2021. Maxwell’s inclusion in the side has made the batting order more dangerous. His dependable batting has provided RCB with the luxury to let de Villiers come down the order and have more impact. Glenn Maxwell has scored 1728 runs in 85 innings.
His ability to chip in with slow off-break bowling makes him a complete package. We hope RCB retains Maxwell ahead of IPL 2022 mega auctions.
One player who has been in limelight since IPL 2020 has been Devdutt Padikkal. He has made a huge impact while opening the batting for RCB. He was awarded the emerging player of the year award for IPL 2020. This season also, he scored a breath-taking century.
In his short career, Padikkal has scored 668 in 21 innings with an average of 33.40. This includes 1 century and 5 half-centuries. RCB team management would be eager to retain him via the Right to Match (RTM) card for IPL 2022 mega auctions.
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Haryana Ranji Trophy captain Harshal Patel has evolved as an excellent prospect for RCB this season. The young pace bowler from Gujrat made a good impact in the IPL 2021 matches for RCB. Patel is the highest wicket-taker ( 17 in 7 matches) in IPL 2021.
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He has picked 63 wickets in 53 innings so far. His ability to bat in crucial times is also an added advantage. The team management would like to retain him ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction through the Right to Match (RTM) card.